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Graded long-distance hiking trail Stage

Rheinsteig Stage 11: Braubach - Lahnstein (South - North)

Graded long-distance hiking trail • Romantic Rhine
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Map / Rheinsteig Stage 11: Braubach - Lahnstein (South - North)
0 200 400 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0,5 km Unbekannt 1,0 km Asphalt 4,4 km Weg 2,5 km Pfad
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From the mining trail to the River Lahn:
Braubach - Kerkertser Platte - Im Einmuth - Ernst Wagner Park - Bridge over the Lahn - Bäderstraße B260 - Restaurant on the Lahn - Oberlahnstein
medium
8.3 km
0:29 h
383 m
372 m
Some stories, like that of Idilia Dubb, get under your skin. In 1851, the young Scottish girl climbed the tower of Lahneck Castle all alone, which was a ruin at that time. As she reached the top of the tower, the rotten steps collapsed behind her. Her cries for help went unheard and became gradually weaker, until the poor, pretty young Scot finally died of thirst. Many years later, her diary was found in a niche in the castle walls.

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Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
258 m
66 m
Highest point
Ernst-Wagner-Park (258 m)
Lowest point
Bäderstraße (66 m)
Best time of year
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Safety information

Health and safety
  • Wear suitable weatherproof clothing that will protect you from cold, wet, heat and sunshine.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks and don't overexert yourself.
  • Take enough fluids with you as there are sections without rest stops.
  • Wear suitable hiking boots/shoes which give you enough grip on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven surfaces.
  • Avoid any sections of the route which you feel are too difficult for you. Natural trails can quickly become wet and slippery in adverse weather conditions.
  • Particularly in autumn, you should be careful of uneven ground, roots, stones or holes that have been covered by leaves.
  • You need to take these kinds of adverse conditions into account every time you go on a hike.
  • Particularly steep and dangerous places are made safer with handrails or ropes. Please use these as safety aids. Handrails are not to be climbed on or used to get a better view!

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes
Suitable weatherproof clothing

Tips, hints and links

www.rheinsteig.de

Start

Braubach, town centre (70 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.273939, 7.645970
UTM
32U 403514 5569966

Destination

Lahnstein, Lahn Valley cycle path

Turn-by-turn directions

The last stage of the Rheinsteig trail before the Lahn Valley begins in the romantic village of Braubach, which is dominated by Marksburg Castle. The fortress was besieged many times during its colourful history, but was never destroyed. The stalwart building has been owned by the German Castles Association since 1900. The trail begins at the train station and takes the 'mining trail', a narrow path which runs behind some houses and comes out on Kerkertser Straße. Here you will see the remains of the Rosenberg mine, which employed up to 400 people as late as the beginning of the 20th century. The trail then ascends to the Kerkertser Platte viewing point and on to a meadow plateau. The path ends here to the left, later descending into a narrow river valley and then across a rocky ridge to a main road. Follow this road down to the houses at Einmuth. The trail then takes you into the Schlierbach Valley and up to the Ernst Wagner Park at the spa. The park is dominated by the hotel, which was built by the freemen of the town of Lahnstein.

From here, the trail follows the path towards the Ruppertsklamm gorge into the Lahn Valley, where it crosses a bridge onto the right bank of the river. You then follow the Lahn downstream using the cycle path, continuing as far as the high bridge of the B260. The Rheinsteig trail turns to the right here and heads towards the Ruppertsklamm gorge. Getting home: we say farewell for today and walk along the river bank to Lahneck Castle via the famous restaurant on the Lahn and on to the train station at Oberlahnstein.

Public transport

Train to Braubach station

Getting there

B42 to Braubach train station. Follow the path from here for a few minutes to arrive at Rheinstraße.

Parking

Car park at Braubach train station
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.rheintal-shop.de

Author’s map recommendations

Rheinsteig-Wanderkarten sind im Rheintalshop erhältlich: www.rheintal-shop.de

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
0:29 h
Ascent
383 m
Descent
372 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value

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